Autoklose vs. FreshMail

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Autoklose
Score 8.6 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Autoklose headquartered in Toronto provides an SEP solution, presenting a combined package of sales email automation and tracking, contact and email campaign management with sequence templates and optimization, sales intelligence with contact verification, follow-up tracking, and integration with commonly used CRMs (e.g. Salesforce), marketing suites (e.g. Hubspot), and email marketing tools (Mailchimp) to coordinate activites between them.N/A
FreshMail
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
FreshMail is a browser based email marketing solution used to create and send newsletter campaigns. This solution leads users from campaign planning and creation to final reports.N/A
Pricing
AutokloseFreshMail
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AutokloseFreshMail
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalRequired
Additional DetailsFreshMail is absolutely free if you send less than 2000 emails to up to 500 subscribers per month.
More Pricing Information
Features
AutokloseFreshMail
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Autoklose
-
Ratings
FreshMail
8.4
3 Ratings
3% above category average
WYSIWYG email editor00 Ratings8.53 Ratings
Dynamic content00 Ratings8.53 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Landing pages00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
A/B testing00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Mobile optimization00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
List management00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences00 Ratings8.53 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Autoklose
-
Ratings
FreshMail
8.2
3 Ratings
5% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings8.53 Ratings
Pre-Send Testing
Comparison of Pre-Send Testing features of Product A and Product B
Autoklose
-
Ratings
FreshMail
8.4
2 Ratings
1% below category average
URL Validation00 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Link Tracking00 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Image Validation00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Inbox Display00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Email Accessibility Tools00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Spelling and Grammar Check00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Spam Testing00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Email Previews00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Best Alternatives
AutokloseFreshMail
Small Businesses
Salesmate
Salesmate
Score 9.8 out of 10
Mad Mimi
Mad Mimi
Score 10.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Mixmax
Mixmax
Score 8.7 out of 10
VerticalResponse
VerticalResponse
Score 10.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Groove, a Clari company
Groove, a Clari company
Score 8.7 out of 10
Litmus
Litmus
Score 8.9 out of 10
All AlternativesView all alternativesView all alternatives
User Ratings
AutokloseFreshMail
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(33 ratings)
8.5
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.2
(30 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.5
(30 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AutokloseFreshMail
Likelihood to Recommend
VanillaSoft
If someone only runs a campaign using email and telephone communication, Autoklose is perfect, and I highly recommend it. If someone uses a more diverse set of tools and wants a more complex type of sequence, Autoklose does not allow their users to program communication tools that some other tools and software allow.
Read full review
FreshMail
The platform works very well for sending emails with simple layouts, it also allows you to keep track of the opening data of those who receive the emails. The platform could improve its ability to modify databases and integrate with other platforms in order to automate some of the marketing actions.
Read full review
Pros
VanillaSoft
  • It is helping in editing, managing, and send[ing] out large marketing campaigns.
  • It is easy to handle multiple emails in appropriate sequence.
  • Our company [has been] using this for a very long time. It is one of the perfect email solutions we found for our organization.
  • I have been very much impressed by their support staff.
Read full review
FreshMail
  • Location targeting to filter people based on their region
  • Auto responding to questions and similar inquiries related to content
  • Engaging and building interest in the product
Read full review
Cons
VanillaSoft
  • AutoKlose uses your own email, (e.g. Microsoft Outlook), so it runs the risk of exceeding the Microsoft Message Rate Limit, which can be problematic for your Outlook account.
  • Additional throttling limits for the SMTP Authentication protocol are:
  • 30 messages per minute
  • Recipient rate limit of 10,000 recipients per day.
  • Exceeding these limits will cause the following issues:
  • Exceeding the per minute limit causes email delivery delays, any excess in message submission will be throttled and successively carried over to the following minutes.
  • Exceeding the per day limit causes the following error message:
  • 554 5.2.0 STOREDRV.Submission.Exception:SubmissionQuotaExceededException.
Read full review
FreshMail
  • My campaign got delayed because of their moderation process. When I wrote them to ask what was going on they said they have some kind of anti-spam moderation process that was taking longer than usual.
  • I don’t like the fact that you can’t edit your template in HTML in their editing program (FreshMail Designer). This is probably isn’t a big deal for most people but some of us like to take over every detail of the template.
Read full review
Likelihood to Renew
VanillaSoft
We love it and it works
Read full review
FreshMail
No answers on this topic
Usability
VanillaSoft
Whether it's setting up integrations, creating email campaigns, managing conversations with prospects, Autoklose is a well-designed tool that provides clarity along the way for users to find their bearings, and understand what to do. The help documentation is excellent, the support is great, but the tool is built in a way that simply makes sense when you're using it.
Read full review
FreshMail
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
VanillaSoft
We have really had no issues.
Read full review
FreshMail
No answers on this topic
Performance
VanillaSoft
Always loads fast.
Read full review
FreshMail
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
VanillaSoft
Our Autoklose rep is amazing! Jelena has always gotten back to us within 24 hours, despite living on a different continent. She is completely proficient with the tool and is usually able to answer our questions with a brief email or short virtual meeting.
Read full review
FreshMail
No answers on this topic
In-Person Training
VanillaSoft
Jelena is amazing! Very knowledgable. Great instructor.
Read full review
FreshMail
No answers on this topic
Online Training
VanillaSoft
Jelena is fantastic. She always responds to emails immediately.
Read full review
FreshMail
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
VanillaSoft
It is extremely easy to implement and start using right away
Read full review
FreshMail
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
VanillaSoft
I think that I have already said it, Autoklose has much better support and is really quick to set up and use compared with any of the other systems that I have used over the years.
Read full review
FreshMail
FreshMail stands out for its ease of email design. Being a specialised email tool, it is more versatile when it comes to obtaining data from users, it is more intuitive, as the amount of time that needs to be invested in learning how to design emails, landing pages, a/b testing and others, is much less than the competition
Read full review
Scalability
VanillaSoft
It's expensive to have a single seat for each salesperson, so the alias feature will be the perfect addition to this product.
Read full review
FreshMail
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
VanillaSoft
  • I feel the increased prospect engagement and business opportunities created supported the cost. In my industry 1 customer can support positive ROI.
  • I saw an overall increase in mass emailing effectiveness and we were able to automate majority of our campaigns which increased productivity for marketing & sales.
Read full review
FreshMail
  • Better Outreach
  • Hitting the objective of marketing prospects qualified
  • Return on cost
Read full review
ScreenShots

Autoklose Screenshots

Screenshot of Step 01: Set up your campaignScreenshot of Step 02: Choose your recipientsScreenshot of Step 03: Select the best converting templateScreenshot of Step 04: Customize your e-mail sequence

FreshMail Screenshots

Screenshot of undefinedScreenshot of undefinedScreenshot of undefined